We have set up a COVID-19 screening centre at Timergara District Headquarters hospital in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the north, where MSF staff are screening around 1,350 people for COVID-19 symptoms daily. We are also providing consultations to people suspected to have the virus. Due to declining case numbers across the country, our 30-bed isolation ward now has a 30 per cent occupancy rate, although we are expecting an increase in patients during August due to Eid celebrations.
While our regular activities further south in Baluchistan remain suspended, we are supporting the Killa Abdullah District Hospital with personal protective equipment supplies, additional staff recruitment, water and sanitation expertise and training. We continue to assist with the building of the new COVID-19 isolation ward.
Across Pakistan, our teams are conducting extensive activities to raise awareness about COVID-19 protection and prevention. These activities include speaking to local communities and harnessing radio, newspapers and social media.